Carolyn Byrnes

Raphael

Raphael

On 23 February the students of the Doon School invited our cricket team to a friendly cricket match. Our students surpassed all expectations. The teams consisted of students from both schools and it was a great experience for all. Raphael students were then invited by Oasis school to play basketball with their students. A two […]

Ryder-Cheshire Hall at Campion College, Sydney 

Ryder-Cheshire Hall at Campion College, Sydney 

The legacy of Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder lives on in a new student residential hall at Australia’s first tertiary liberal arts college in Western Sydney, Campion College.   Fr Ted Burns, long-time financial supporter of Ryder-Cheshire Australia and Klibur Domin; Peter Newton AO, former president of Ryder Cheshire-Australia, and Siobhan Reeves, Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Victoria member, […]

Vale Emeritus Bishop Hilton Forrest Deakin (1932 – 2022)

Vale Emeritus Bishop Hilton Forrest Deakin (1932 – 2022)

Bishop Deakin was a great supporter of Timor-Leste during Indonesian occupation and a strong supporter of Ryder-Cheshire and Klibur Domin. He visited KD on at least three occasions. He delivered the Leonard Cheshire Memorial Address in 2003 speaking passionately about the struggles of the Timorese people and encouraging support for their country. Sadly he passed […]

Klibur Domin – Report from Martin Moignard

Klibur Domin – Report from Martin Moignard

It is great to be back on the ground at Klibur Domin after departing in March 2020 and being limited to remote support from Melbourne during the pandemic. As things continue to regrow, already KD has seen a number of new volunteers and visitors from RCA, Rotary and AVP returning and reviving projects, activities, and […]

Uma Garton at Klibur Domin

Uma Garton at Klibur Domin

Klibur Domin (KD) is committed to assisting young people with a disability from rural areas to receive educational opportunities. The Garton Program was established in memory of John Garton, a generous supporter from Australia.   In 2017, John Garton, a lifelong friend of Fr Ted Burns, died leaving a bequest of $50,000 for Klibur Domin. This money […]

Congratulations Dr Jerry Leech

Congratulations Dr Jerry Leech

Dr Jerry Leech received an AM in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his significant contribution to community, forestry, and tertiary education. Dr Leech said he was honoured and surprised to receive the AM. He has been involved in the community for many years, particularly with the Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Homes in South Australia. He […]

Generosity from Tenison Woods College

Generosity from Tenison Woods College

The students from Tenison Woods College in Mount Gambier, SA presented Rory McEwen, RCA Board President, with a cheque for $1000 to be spent on computers for students at Uma Garton at Klibur Domin and Saint Francis Convent School in Tibar. The funds were immediately transferred to Klibur Domin, enabling RCA representative and volunteer, John […]

New Biography – Sue Ryder: A Life Lived For Others

This new Sue Ryder biography written by Joanne Bogle was recently launched by the author at St Katherine’s Retreat House, Parmoor, UK. This biography involves much more about her service with Special Operations in World War II, prison visiting in Germany in the post war years, long-haul relief work in countries around the world plus […]

From Rory McEwen President

Congratulations to all the wonderful volunteers who have made it possible for us to reach this amazing milestone, the 100th issue of The Red Feather.  Inside you will find a selection of snippets taken from past newsletters.  All interesting to read through. Your RCA Board has made significant gains towards the Refresh and Renew targets […]

Ryder-Cheshire Cards

Ryder-Cheshire Cards

The last Christmas cards and notelets were sold in December 2021. Ballarat Support Group and Bendigo Support Group were able to sell the last of the cards.  St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Bendigo sold Ryder-Cheshire cards at their Christmas shop. This was organized through Hugh Elphinstone.  The Ballarat Combined Charities’ Christmas Cards Shop sold cards […]